Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds— Paul the Apostle
Unforgettable Priorities In Life quotations
For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and, if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.
Truth is not obtained cheaply. It demands much time given to prayer and study of the Scriptures, followed by practical application in our daily lives. It must take priority over the many forms of cheap entertainment offered by our secular culture. It is a lifetime commitment.
Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
My life is simple, my food is plain, and my quarters are uncluttered.
In all things, I have sought clarity. I face the troubles and problems of life and death willingly. Virtue, integrity and courage are my priorities. I can be approached, but never pushed; befriended but never coerced; killed but never shamed.
The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions.
Success is only another form of failure if we forget what our priorities should be.
The first priority of the Leader is to Pray for and be concerned for the welfare of your flock. The key to the rest of our life and ministry will be the investment of prayer we make in the lives of others.
Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
Life is a test. It is only a test--meaning that's all it is. Nothing more, but nothing less. It is a test of our convictions and priorities, our faith and faithfulness, our patience and resilience, and in the end, our ultimate desires. It is a test to determine if we want to be part of the kingdom of God more than we want anything else.
Nature does abhor a vacuum, and when you begin moving out of your life what you do not want, you automatically are making way for what you do want. By letting go of the lesser, you automatically make room for your greater good to come in.
As for money and prestige, if one has an opportunity to make money and/or advance their position or place in life there can be a lot to weigh and consider, such as responsibilities, goals and objectives etc. We all make choices, deal with our sense of priorities, principles, ethics, morals, balancing, juggling, making compromises... or not! Ha!
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically, to say “no” to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger “yes” burning inside. The enemy of the “best” is often the “good.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
The vital difference between dreamers and achievers boils down to some very basic, simple habits. People with clear, 'written-out' goals who consistently honor their defined priorities tend to get results faster than others, and enjoy a greater level of happiness and long-term success in all areas of life.
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.
A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with-that's poverty-but how efficiently we can put first things first. . . . When you're clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, whether it's clutter in your cabinets or commitments on your calendar. (148)
Saving lives is not a top priority in the halls of power.
Being compassionate and concerned about human life can cause a man to lose his job. It can cause a woman not to get the job to begin with.
If marriage isn't a first priority in your life, you're not married.
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.
The Puritans' sense of priorities in life was one of their greatest strengths.
Putting God first and valuing everything else in relation to God was a recurrent Puritan theme.
King's response to our crisis can be put in one word: revolution.
A revolution in our priorities, a reevaluation of our values, a reinvigoration of our public life and a fundamental transformation of our way of thinking and living that promotes a transfer of power from oligarchs and plutocrats to everyday people and ordinary citizens.
The promotion of the culture of life should be the highest priority in our societies...If the right to life is not defended decisively as a condition for all other rights of the person, all other references to human rights remain deceitful and illusory.
Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.
Some people in LA are addicted. They have to be here. My personal life is stronger than my professional life, in terms of priorities.
We're too passive. We're feeding on too much rubbish and I think we should strive to just shrug away that comfort zone and be able to get the most of each one of us, which means restructuring the way we deal with time and the priorities we have in life, so being what we want to be I think should be something that we should keep in mind.
People that don't know me think that basketball is my life 24/7.
Trust me, there is much more to my life. My number one priority in my life is my family.
Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it's their time.
I pick what are my priorities and I limit those priorities to less than five in my life and really in those particular areas put in the energy to try to make good choices.
The enemy of the "best" is often the "good."
My top priority in life is my workout.
Regardless of what happens, I hit that gym. Even when I was in the hospital twice with serious knee operations: Right after I came out of anesthesia, there was a chin bar over my head and dumbbells. I worked out immediately.
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
Living with the immediacy of death helps you sort out your priorities in life.
It helps you to live a less trivial life.
I want to stress again the importance of really living what we claim to believe.
That needs to be a priority-not just in our personal and family lives but in our churches, our political choices, our business dealings, our treatment of the poor; in other words, in everything we do.
You can get control of your tasks and activities only to the degree that you stop doing some things and start spending more time on the few activities that can really make a difference in your life.
The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.
People don't expect government to solve all their problems.
But they sense, deep in their bones, that with just a slight change in priorities, we can make sure that every child in America has a decent shot at life, and that the doors of opportunity remain open to all. They know we can do better.
If you will make time with God your first priority, everything else in your life will fall into place.
Make treating yourself a priority and always remember your life is happening now. Don't put off all your dreams and pleasures to another day. In any balanced personal definition of success there has to be a powerful element of living life in the present.
We must try again to be alive to what the people of our country really long for in our national life: forgiveness and grace, maturity and wisdom. ...Our political leaders will know our priorities only if we tell them, again and again, and if those priorities begin to show up in the polls.
I liked the game, I enjoyed the game, and the game fed me enough, and gave me enough rewards to reinforce that this is something that I should spend time doing, and that I could possibly make a priority in my life, versus other sports.